Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

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Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Reclining chair, Robin Day, 1952

This easy chair demonstrates how rapidly Robin matured as a designer. Its slim profile arises from the use of rubber webbing instead of metal springs. Its clearly articulated structure – the way the legs attach to the seat and the tray-like wooden armrests - is a hallmark of the Robin Day style.

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©Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/photo: Tony Mann